You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Revolutionary War Timeline of Battles

The Rides of Paul Revere and William Dawes (4/18)
The Battles of Lexington and Concord (4/19)
Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys Seize Fort Ticonderoga (5/10)
The Second Continental Congress (met in Philadelphia, 5/10)
George Washington named Commander in Chief (6/15)
Battle of Bunker Hill (fought on Breed's Hill) (6/17)
Montgomery captures Montreal for Americans (11/13)
Benedict Arnold's failed attack on Quebec (12/30)

Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" published (1/15)
Patriot triumph at Moore's Creek, NC (2/27)
Continental fleet captures New Providence Island in the Bahamas (3/3)
The British evacuate Boston (3/17)
Richard Henry Lee proposes Independence (6/7)
British defense of Fort Moultrie, SC (6/28)
Declaration of Independence adopted (7/4)
Declaration of Independence signed (8/2)
Arrival of 30,000 British troops in New York harbor
British win the Battle of Long Island (Battle of Brooklyn) (8/27-30)
British occupy New York City (9/15)
British win the Battle of Harlem Heights (9/16)
Benedict Arnold defeated at Lake Champlain (10/11)
American retreat at the Battle of White Plains (10/28)
British capture Fort Washington, NY and Fort Lee, NJ (11/16)
Washington Crosses the Delaware and captures Trenton (12/26)

Washington wins the Battle of Princeton (1/3)
Washington winters in Morristown, NJ (1/6-5/28)
Flag Resolution (flag possibly designed by Hopkinson, likely sewn by Betsy Ross) (6/14)
St. Clair surrenders Fort Ticonderoga to the British (7/5)
Lafayette arrives in Philadelphia (7/27)
Americans under Herkimer defeat the British under St. Leger at Fort Stanwix, in the Mohawk Valley in Oriskany, New York (8/6)
American Militia under General Stark triumph over Hessians at Bennington (8/16)
British General Howe lands at Head of Elk, Maryland (8/25)
British success at the Battle of Brandywine, PA (9/11)
Rain-out at the Battle of the Clouds, PA (9/16)
General Burgoyne checked by Americans under Gates at Freeman's Farm, NY (9/19)
Paoli Massacre, PA (9/21)
British under Howe occupy Philadelphia (9/26)
Americans driven off at the Battle of Germantown (10/4)
Burgoyne loses second battle of Freeman's Farm, NY (at Bemis Heights) (10/7)
Burgoyne surrenders to American General Gates at Saratoga, NY (10/17)
Hessian attack on Fort Mercer, NJ repulsed (10/22)
British capture Fort Mifflin, PA (11/16)
Americans repulse British at Whitemarsh, PA (12/5-7)
The Winter at Valley Forge, PA (12/19/77-6/19/78)

The French Alliance (2/6)
British General William Howe replaced by Henry Clinton (3/7)
Von Steuben arrives at Valley Forge
Battle of Barren Hill, PA (5/20)
Washington fights to a draw at Battle of Monmouth (6/28)
George Rogers Clark captured Kaskaskia, a French village near Detroit (7/4)
French and American forces besiege Newport, RI (8/8)
British occupy Savannah, GA (12/29)

Militia beat Tories at Kettle Creek, NC (2/14)
American George Rogers Clark captures Vincennes on the Wabash in the Western campaign (2/25)
Fairfield, CT, burned by British (7/8)
Norwalk, CT, burned by British (7/11)
American "Mad" Anthony Wayne captures Stony Point, NY (7/15-16)
"Light Horse" Harry Lee attacks Paulus Hook, NJ (8/19)
John Paul Jones, aboard the Bonhomme Richard, captures British man-of-war Serapis near English coast (9/23)
The Tappan Massacre ("No Flint" Grey kills 30 Americans by bayonet) (9/28)
American attempt to recapture Savannah, GA fails (10/9)
Coldest Winter of the war, Washington at Morristown, NJ

British capture Charleston, SC (5/12)
British crush Americans at Waxhaw Creek, SC (5/29)
Patriots rout Tories at Ramseur's Mill, NC (6/20)
French troops arrive at Newport, RI, to aid the American cause (7/11)
Patriots defeat Tories at Hanging Rock, SC (8/6)v British rout Americans at Camden, SC (8/16)
Benedict Arnold's plans to cede West Point to the British discovered (9/25)
King's Mountain, SC: battle lasted 65 minutes. American troops led by Isaac Shelby and John Sevier defeated Maj. Patrick Ferguson and one-third of General Cornwallis' army. (10/7)
Washington names Nathanael Greene commander of the Southern Army (10/14)

Mutiny of unpaid Pennsylvania soldiers (1/1)
Patriot Morgan overwhelming defeated British Col. Tarleton at Cowpens, SC (1/17)
Articles of Confederation adopted (3/2)
British win costly victory at Guilford Courthouse, NC (3/15)vGreene defeated at Hobkirk's Hill, SC (4/25)
Cornwallis clashed with Greene at Guilford Courthouse, NC (5/15)
Americans recapture Augusta, GA (6/6)
British hold off Americans at Ninety Six, SC (6/18)
"Mad" Anthony Wayne repulsed at Green Springs Farm, VA (7/6)
Greene defeated at Eutaw Springs, SC (9/8)
French fleet drove British naval force from Chesapeake Bay (9/15)
Cornwallis surrounded on land and sea by Americans and French and surrenders at Yorktown, VA (10/19)

1782 and Beyond
Lord North resigned as British Prime Minister (3/20/82)
British evacuated Savannah, GA (7/11/82)
British sign Articles of Peace (11/30/82)
British leave Charleston, SC (12/14/82)
Congress ratifies preliminary peace treaty (4/19/83)
Treaty of Paris (9/3/83)
British troops leave New York (11/25/83)
Washington Resigns as Commander (12/23/83)
U.S. Constitution ratified (9/17/87)

1733 Molasses Act
1754-1763 French and Indian War
1763 Proclamation of 1763
1764 Law passed which forbid the colonies from printing or using their won money
1765 Stamp Act
1767 Townsend Act
March 5, 1770 Soldiers kill five colonists in the Boston Massacre
December 16, 1773 The Boston Tea Party
September 5 - October 26, 1774 First Continental Congress Met in Philadelphia

Lexington and Concord
April 19, 1775 Battles of Concord and Lexington
May 10, 1775 Second Continental Congress Met in Philadelphia
May 10, 1775 Capture by Colonists of forts and arsenals at Ticonderoga
May 11, 1775 Battle of Crown Point - Green Mountain Boys & Ethan Allen attacked the British Fort Ticonderoga near Lake Champlain and won
June 15, 1775 Congress names George Washington as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army

Bunker Hill
June 17, 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill
December 31, 1775 American army invaded Canada and tried to take Quebec but failed
January 1776 Thomas Paine published Common Sense
March 1776 Battle of Dorchester Heights
July 4, 1776 Declaration of Independence
August 1776 Arrival of 30,000 British troops in New York harbor

Long Island
August 27, 1776 Battle of Long Island - Americans defeated
September 16, 1776 Battle of Harlem Heights - Americans defeated

White Plains   Trenton   Princeton
October 28, 1776 Battle of White Plains - Americans defeated
December 25 -January 3, 1776-77 Crossing of the Delaware & Battles of Trenton and Princeton, NJ - Americans win
1777 Winter Quarters at Princeton

July 5, 1777 Ticonderoga captured by the British
September 19-October 7, 1777 Battle of Saratoga, NY - Americans win
October 17, 1777 Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga
September 11, 1777 Battle of Brandywine - Americans defeated
October 4, 1777 Battle of Germantown - Americans retreat
December 19, 1777 Encampment at Valley Forge for the Winter.
February 6, 1778 Ben Franklin encourages France to sign an alliance with the United States
June 19, 1778 Evacuation of Valley Forge Winter Quarters.

June 28, 1778 Battle of Monmouth
December 29, 1778 Savannah taken by the British
1779 Lafayette goes to France to plead for help
September 1779 John Paul Jones's Bonhomme Richard captures the British Serapis

Charles Towne, S.C.
May 12, 1780 Charlestown, SC taken by the British
August 16, 1780 Gates defeated by Cornwallis near Camden, South Carolina.
September 23, 1780 Benedict Arnold's plot to surrender West Point frustrated.

Kings Mountain
October 7, 1780 King's Mountain - British defeated
1780 Rochambeau arrives in America with 5,500 men.
1781 Powerful French fleet under deGrasse arrives - Block British naval force in Chesapeake Bay
January 17, 1781 Cowpens - British defeated
March 15,
1781 Guilford Court
House - Americans defeated
1781 Greene clears interior of South Carolina and Georgia of the enemy
October 19, 1781 Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown
November 30, 1782 Provisional Peace
September 3, 1783 Treaty of Peace of Paris

1 comment:

  1. Warfare is a fascinating subject. Despite the dubious morality of using violence to achieve personal or political aims. It remains that conflict has been used to do just that throughout recorded history.

    Your article is very well done, a good read.